Associate Chief for Learning Healthcare System Research
Wake Forest Baptist Health
June 26, 2018
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Wake Forest Department of Internal Medicine seeks an experienced investigator with expertise in health services or healthcare delivery research to serve as Associate Chief for Learning Healthcare System (LHS) Research.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Department Chair, Section Chiefs of Hospital Medicine and General Internal Medicine, and other Wake Forest Baptist Health leaders and will play a formative role in the development of a preeminent program in LHS relevant research in the Department’s Section of General Internal Medicine and Section of Hospital Medicine.
The Department of Internal Medicine enjoys strong relationships with the Division of Public Health Sciences and its Departments of Biostatistical Sciences, Epidemiology and Prevention, Social Sciences and Health Policy, and Implementation Science, as well as close ties to the recently established Centers for Healthcare Innovation and Biomedical Informatics and the Wake Forest Clinical and Translational Science Institute, which is funded through the NIH CTSA Program and has a central focus on supporting Wake Forest’s evolution as a LHS.
Additionally, the academic enterprise and health system share a single governance structure, creating perfect alignment for LHS research and innovation.
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic academic medical center that has seen significant growth in its externally funded research and that has emerged as a national leader in the delivery of high-value population-based healthcare.
The Department currently ranks 28th nationally among departments of internal medicine for NIH funding. The successful candidate will benefit from a highly interdisciplinary environment with a long tradition of fostering collaborative research.
Candidates will possess an MD and/or PhD degree in a related discipline.
Applicants should have an established track record in obtaining extramural funding and in mentoring junior faculty and fellows. Expertise in the areas of comparative effectiveness research, implementation science, or healthcare informatics is highly desirable.
Applicants will be eligible for a tenured faculty appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level. The level of academic appointment will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.
The applicant chosen for the position will be provided with substantial institutional resources to develop the LHS research program.
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About Wake Forest Baptist Health
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a nationally recognized academic medical center and health system based in Winston-Salem, NC.
The institution comprises Wake Forest School of Medicine, a leading center for medical education and research; Wake Forest Baptist Health, the integrated clinical structure; and Wake Forest Innovations, which promotes the commercialization of research discoveries. Clinical facilities include North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Brenner Children’s Hospital, and a network of affiliated community hospitals, physician practices, outpatient services and other medical facilities.